Side chairs, pair

Creator:
Lannuier, Charles-Honoré, 1779-1819 (attributed)
Published/Created:
New York, New York state, United States
ca. 1815
Physical Description:
Height: 32 1/2 in.
Materials:
Paint; gilding
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Pair of Classical side chairs grained to simulate walnut with gilt tracery motifs, carved and gilded lyre splats with eagle head terminals, acanthus-carved and gilded panels on rounded incurvate legs; attributed to Charles-Honoré Lannuier. Several distinctive details on these chairs appear on the set of chairs in the Maryland Historical Society made for James Bosley by Charles-Honoré Lannuier, including: 1) the scrolled molded panels on the seats (see detail) and, 2) the acanthus carving and beaded borders of the lyre (see detail). See the exhibition catalogue, Classical America 1815–1845: An Exhibition at the Newark Museum, illustrations no. 5 and 6; an identical chair inscribed under the seat "H. L." for Honoré Lannuier was also exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the loan exhibit of New York State Furniture in 1934.
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Related objects: Exhibition catalogue: Newark Museum, Classical America 1815–1845: An Exhibition at the Newark Museum (Newark: Newark Museum, 1963), pl. 5–6.
Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 3, p. 807, pl. P3506.
Variant Titles:
Pair of Classical side chairs
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Neoclassical style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Neoclassical
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3506
Genre:
side chairs (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, May 1972
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10319 cab2dr2 tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10969558
OID:
11872139
PID:
digcoll:847637

Number of Pages: 2
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